Use stickers with iMessage on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Make your conversations more interactive by using iMessage stickers.

Install a sticker pack

  1. Open Messages and tap the Compose button  to start writing a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. From the app drawer, tap the App Store button 
  3. When you find a sticker pack that you like, tap the Get button  or the price icon next to the app and then install the app.
  4. Enter your Apple ID password, or use Face IDor use Touch ID if you have it enabled.
  5. Tap the Close button  to return to your message. 

* You need an iPhone X or later to use Face ID.

Add a sticker to a conversation

  1. Open Messages and tap the Compose button  to start writing a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. Swipe left or right over the app drawer to find the one that you want to use. 
  3. Then tap the app to open it.

If you want to add a sticker, touch and hold the sticker and then drag it to the message bubble. The sticker will automatically be sent when you've added it to the message. You can also pinch or zoom to resize stickers before sending.

If you receive a message with a sticker from an iMessage app that you don’t have, touch and hold the sticker and then tap Sticker Details to view the app in the App Store.

Use Memoji stickers

With iOS 13 and iPadOS, your memojis automatically become sticker packs that live in your keyboard. You can use them in Messages, Mail and third-party apps. After you have created a memoji, open your keyboard and tap the Memoji Stickers button , then select the memoji sticker that you want to send.

Memoji stickers aren't compatible with iPad Air 2.

Delete stickers

  1. Open Messages and tap the Compose button  to start writing a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. Swipe left over the app drawer and tap the More button .
  3. Swipe left over the app and then tap Delete.

Do more with Messages

Stickers sent as an MMS message are sent as photos.

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